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After 20 plus rounds, the winning word of the day was marinate.

Chesapeake student Nick Adkins started to get giddy as he realized that he won the 2005 Lawrence County Spelling Bee. Students from Lawrence County came together Thursday morning at the Lawrence County Courthouse. Runner-up was Andrew Keffer, representing the South Point School District.

By Jessica St. James